02/26/2010 12:00AM

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix, Saturday February 27th


As Rosanne Roseannadanna, the brainchild of the late Gilda Radner, would say, "It s always sumtin'." That was the case last week when our sneaky pick at Fair Grounds, Holy Smokie "hopped at the break" (chart comment, not ours), leaving two of our bettor-beware BreezeFigs Pix (Ready to Sing and Leopard Rock) to complete a $583 trifecta that was headed by a 4-to-1 shot. With the weather claiming victims coast-to-coast this week, we re spreading our brain power, or what s left of it, around this week with two Pix, below. Good luck!

Before we get to the business of Pix, the 2009 sales sheet has a major addition in the SALE column: It's now labeled SALE & HIP, the "HIP" referring to the catalogue number for that horse in that sale. This reference will enable you to go to the website of the sales company involved and easily find the short video of the horse's breeze at that sale.

The web links for each sale are listed in the NOTES section of the 2009 BreezeFigs Report and you will find all the information as to why we have done this and how you can benefit from this addition to the service by downloading the document which explains it all here: and get the BreezeFigs cards.

Our rules still hold about BreezeFigs "qualified" runners: You can get a good idea of what "qualified" BreezeFigs horses are by clicking on BreezeFigs Information underneath the two BreezeFigs links in the DRF-PLUS box in the right hand column on the home page and downloading files there. Remember, keep stride length (SL) in mind when handicapping from the BreezeFigs sheet and take advantage of all the tips that we provide on those sheets as well.

If you click here you will get a document which details our latest study. The conclusion for those who like to know the bottom line fast is this: When it comes to 2-year-old racing only, horses that earned Group 1 or Group 2 BreezeFigs and had longer-than-average stride lengths at the five major 2-year-old sales of 2006-07-08, won more races, won earlier, and earned more black-type, than horses with shorter-than-average stride lengths, regardless of BreezeFigs Group. There's a lot more to it than that, and a review of this document, which is the first in a series, will strengthen your hand at the windows, or, if you are a buyer, at the sales or claim box. So, download it and absorb.

Also, refer to a study we did which shows that using BreezeFigs for 3-year-old maiden races in just as viable as using them for 2-year-old maiden races. Go to the DRF PLUS box on the .

If you'd like to learn a little more about how we come up with BreezeFigs, take a look at our new website by clicking here: .

Get out your mittens-good luck!

Aqueduct, , Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

Our Pick here is risky because he s been training at Laurel and might not make the van trip with the weather conditions. But, if Fordangshore gets to the gate, this 130k purchase at OBSMAR should have a terrific chance based on his Group 2, six-over-Par BreezeFigs profile which featured a remarkable 25.48 foot stride length, over 1.5 feet longer than average that day of the sale. If he s in there, get thee to the windows.

Gulfstream Park, , Maiden Special Weight, One Mile (Dirt)

This is our "saver," a race with four BreezeFigs horses that had decent profiles in the sale, all of them with at least one start to date. But only one demands your attention: Bushwhacked. We picked him in his debut and are going with him again based on that effort which basically confirmed the eye-popping, 11-over-Par Group 1 profile he put up at the OBSFEB sale last year. His breeze featured a 25.5 foot SL, which was 1.5 feet above average that day. Ashquar, Gothics Peak and Grand Macho, all with decent BreezeFigs profiles, have shown that they are gimmick plays here. You won t get any value, but you might be watching a special horse in Bushwhacked.